I think the Tom Frost Reservoir is a nice little retreat in the middle of Broomfield, where you can go and relax and take a stroll, or enjoy a little fishing, etc. but it’s not a huge walk like the Big Dry Creek Trail system for instance. I like to go there for a short walk with my dog and listen to all the birds.
It’s within walking/biking distance of Brandywine, Crofton Park, Redleaf, Trails at Westlake, and Westlake Townhomes neighborhoods. And still really close (a few minutes by car at the most) to Willow Park, Columbine Meadows, Willow Run, Westlake Village, the Broadlands. And I love the fact there’s a parking lot right there so you don’t have to worry about accessibility.
According to this website you can find Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Rainbow Trout, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Cutthroat Trout, Yellow Perch and Carp there. And if you scroll down a bit you’ll see the best times to fish there on a given day. The fish are stocked by the Colorado Division of Wildlife and according to the brochure put out by them, if you’re over 16 you need to get a fishing license. If you’re over 64 you can get one for $1.
There’s a fishing dock or you can always fish from shore. In case you’re wondering what the giant silver thing is, it’s a lotus blossom bench. And it was stolen once!